Posts Tagged ‘Cryptic-Comet’

Armageddon Empires: Cults of the Wasteland

Woo! Vic sends up proper sized art. Attractive Armageddon Empires article at last.
Perhaps appropriately in the week when we’ve been talking about Scientology, Cryptic Comet release their Cults Of The Wasteland free mini-add-on for our favourite turn-based strategy game of 2007. That is, the ever-lovin’ child of Vic Davis, Armageddon Empires. I love it. It was Tom Chick’s fourth favourite game of 2007, despite the fact it only has one hot-key. It was strategy-specialist Troy Goodfellow’s favourite independent game of the year. Jim – questioned as he’s bringing me more tea – describes it as “a fun time”. Hell, even Alec loves it, and Alec doesn’t like orgasms.

Now, there’s a load of links for you to explore the game if you don’t know it yet – The Demo’s here – and we still haven’t talked about what’s in the pack. Better do that, perhaps enlivened by a little “describe a game I’ve just played”ism.
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King of the Wasteland: Vic Davis Interview

Dinosaurs make the best cover. That is today's life-lesson
Armageddon Empires was RPS’ favourite turn-based strategy game of 2007. So it was kinda inevitable its creator, Vic Davis, would be one of the first people we’d want to talk to in our new series of indie-interviews. Self-effacingly Vic describes himself as a pretty boring average geek, but the resultant exchange undermines that. I dare say there aren’t many developers who’ve flown a single combat reconnaissance mission, let alone one-hundred. As well as talking about his background to becoming a games developer, we discuss his debut-game, what inspires it, what inspires him, the fifth-faction from Armageddon Empires which he dropped, the Darklands-esque game he abandoned to turn to lure of the wasteland and what he’s planning next….
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Armageddon Empires

Oh, God, I’m not going to be able to get a decent screenshot for this. Let’s go with…

Three Aces, dude!

As at least it shows some pickytures and features the brilliant phrase “Zombie Launcher” rather than a load of Hexes. Anyway, I’m reviewing this Turn-based strategy/Deck-building game for Eurogamer at the moment, but since I’m late to the party, I thought I should plug it and recommend anyone into a neat single player Strategy game at least give the 59Mb (Ooh – some peggles?) demo a shot. It’s biggest weakness is one which will become immediately apparent, in having a somewhat obtuse interface which does it’s does its best to hide its options all over the place, but Bill Harris does a big one! two! three! four! five! part walkthrough to get you past it. Which is worth reading anyway, as it explains much of its charm.